Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: An alumnus of Comme Des Garçons and Junya Watanabe, Sacai designer Chitose Abe isn’t afraid to be experimental. More commercial than her former employers, Abe aims to balance innovation and theatrics with wearability. This season, the drama of unexpected fabric combinations and offbeat embellishments was downplayed by playfully feminine silhouettes. Full skirts, sometimes covered in fringe, were made less intimidating by abbreviated hemlines. Delicate lingerie peeked out from beneath rugged utility outerwear, and fancy silk jackets were given exposed zippers. Accessories, like knit bonnets and fur-lined neck-warmers, offered additional girly charm.
Color: White / Cream / Taupe / Silver / Maroon / Scarlet / Charcoal / Teddy bear brown / Black / Gold / Magenta
Key Items: Foul weather poncho / Voluminous mini skirt / A-line tunic / Sweater-jacket / Two-toned tuxedo pant
Materials: Ribbed, waffled and cabled sweater knits / Crocheted mesh / Chiffon / Taffeta / Lace / Leather / Bouclé knits / Tweed / Cotton shirtings
Details + Trim: Cord fringe / Banding / High-low hems / Covered buttons / Pintucks / Peasant sleeves / Pieced constructions / Ruff collars / Ruching / Accordion pleats / Exposed zippers / Fur trims / Crisply pleated ruffles / Tuxedo stripes / Snaps / Feather embellishments / Utility pockets
Accessories + Footwear: Funnel neck-warmers / Grommeted puffer boots / Knit hoods
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